Examples of wedlock in a Sentence
joined the happy couple in holy wedlock
Recent Examples of wedlock from the Web
Today, 40 percent of children are born out of wedlock, up from 5 percent in 1960.
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Origin and Etymology of wedlock
Middle English wedlok, from Old English wedlāc marriage bond, from wedd pledge + -lāc, suffix denoting activity
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
WEDLOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wedlock for English Language Learners
: the state of being married
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